Richard Coll

The Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez is Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces. In 1982, he became the first Bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he served until his retirement in 2013. Ramirez is a member of the Congregation of St. Basil. He serves as Episcopal Advisor to the Institute for Hispanic Liturgy, on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop's Committee on Migration and Refugee Services, and as a member of the Committee on the Catholic Common Ground Initiative. Ramirez holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas, a Masters from the University of Detroit, and several honorary doctorates. Roman Catholic. La Cruces, New Mexico. 

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  • Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional

    Devotional writers challenge us to feel the Spirit of God within us and to hear God’s urgent call to demand justice so all can put food on the table.
  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

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